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9036970 Method and device for diffuse excitation in imaging  
A coupling device for an optical fiber used in optical tomography examination of a medium includes a mass of diffusing material for a wavelength guided by the optical fiber. This mass includes a...
8977090 Contoured display  
A contoured display that includes a faceplate configured to propagate an image in a collimated manner from an interface surface of the faceplate configured to receive the image from a display...
8965161 Decohered laser light production system  
A decohered laser light production system is provided. The decohered laser light system comprises a laser source. The system further comprises a multi-mode fiber having an input face, an output...
8942530 Endoscope connector method and apparatus  
An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes an endoscope connector for connecting any given one of a plurality of working assemblies to an imaging assembly.
8909013 Traceable cable assembly  
A traceable cable assembly comprises: a fiber optic cable including a cable jacket that encloses an optical fiber, and two conductive elements that are embedded spacedly in the cable jacket and...
8866870 Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling from a first location a laser at a second location  
A method, apparatus, and system for controlling from a first location a laser at a second location are disclosed. Laser orientation data is determined at a first location. The laser orientation...
8861907 Methods and apparatus related to a side-fire member having a doped silica component  
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an optical fiber that may have a surface non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The surface may define a...
8831396 Homogenizing optical fiber apparatus and systems employing the same  
A beam homogenizing apparatus includes at least one flexible optical fiber for receiving light, the flexible optical fiber including a homogenizing output portion having a tileable cross-section,...
8818149 Spectrally-encoded endoscopy techniques, apparatus and methods  
Exemplary apparatus for obtaining information for a structure can be provided. For example, the exemplary apparatus can include at least one first optical fiber arrangement which is configured to...
8724948 Method for terminating light-guide fiber bundles  
The invention relates to a method for terminating optical fiber bundles, wherein the fiber bundle is inserted into a sleeve which is filled with adhesive.
8712201 Bullet lens design for the dasal seeker  
An optic assembly is provided, that assembly comprising: a bullet collection lens; a plurality of fiber optic fiber bundles; and those fiber optic bundles being parallel to a central channel.
8676013 Imaging system using and related techniques  
A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.
8668640 Methods and apparatus for imaging using a light guide bundle and a spatial light modulator  
Endoscopes and other viewing devices that control the light that contacts a sample and/or that is detected emanating from a sample. The viewing devices are particularly well suited for in vivo...
8666212 Head mounted display using a fused fiber bundle  
An optical apparatus of a head mounted display includes a fused fiber bundle, an image source, and an image lens. The fused fiber bundle includes an array of fused optical fibers having an...
8655128 Optical fiber bundle and optical irradiator  
For an enhanced coupling efficiency between a light source and an optical fiber bundle: the optical fiber bundle is made up by a dense bundle of optical fibers, with an integrated portion composed...
8644663 Modular imaging system, modules for this system and method implemented using this system  
An imaging device including an illumination module including at least one emitter for emitting at least one excitation beam, a scanning and injection module including an image guide, a proximal...
8594475 Methods and apparatus for a decoupled fiber optic display  
Methods and apparatus for a fiber optic display system. In one embodiment, a fiber optic display screen comprises a laser source, relay optics to receive an output from the laser source, condenser...
8488930 Wavelength converting illumination probe  
Disclosed is an exemplary wavelength converting illumination probe having an illumination probe that can be selectively connected to a light source configured to generate light at a first...
8488937 Light distribution assembly  
A light distribution assembly includes a housing having a longitudinal length and having one or more light sources mounted to the housing. The light distribution assembly also includes a coupler...
8427725 Light modulating device  
The present invention relates to a light modulating device, comprising a SLM and a pixelated optical element, in which a group of at least two adjacent pixels of the SLM in combination with a...
8369669 Imaging system and related techniques  
A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.
8368869 Lithography apparatus with an optical fiber module  
A lithography apparatus with an optical fiber module includes: a light source, a photo mask positioned under the light source, a lens positioned under the photo mask, a wafer stage positioned...
8358890 Method and apparatus related to a side-fire member having a doped silica component  
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an optical fiber that may have a surface non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The surface may define a...
8351748 Mask-less method and structure for patterning photosensitive material using optical fibers  
An apparatus for patterning objects for the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits includes an optical source, multiple fiber cores coupled to the optical source, each of the fiber cores...
8331749 Using a waveguide to display information on electronic devices  
An electronic device includes an instrument panel that includes a display opening, where the instrument panel is located in a first plane; a circuit board located inside the electronic device,...
8314814 Imaging system  
According to one embodiment, an imaging system includes a processing system and a display generator. The processing system is operable to process a signal received from a camera to yield foveal...
8275226 Multi-mode fiber optically coupling a radiation source module to a multi-focal confocal microscope  
A multi-mode optical fiber delivers light from a radiation source to a multi-focal confocal microscope with reasonable efficiency. A core diameter of the multi-mode fiber is selected such that an...
8218927 Optical catheter with rotary optical cap  
A scanning optical head for a catheter is locally controlled by a motor at an insertion end of the catheter uses a hollow motor through which a longitudinal optical path of the catheter passes....
8218918 Optical fiber switch with movable lens  
A scalable optical switch especially useful for switching multimode beams carried by optical fibers. Light from an input fiber is focused by a lens which is moved in an x-y direction perpendicular...
8189975 Fiber spectroscopic probe mountable on a microscope  
A fiber spectroscopic probe that can be mounted directly above the objective lens of a standard microscope to add a spectroscopic function to the microscope. The fiber spectroscopic probe only...
8184151 Flexible imaging fiber bundle monitoring system for combustion turbines  
An imaging system for on-line imaging of a component in a gas turbine engine. The imaging system includes a flexible imaging bundle formed by a plurality of optical elements. An imaging end of the...
8150221 Fiber collimator array  
The invention provides a fiber collimator array including a fiber array in which a plurality of optical fibers is arrayed and a microlens array in which microlenses are arrayed on positions...
8145018 Apparatus for obtaining information for a structure using spectrally-encoded endoscopy techniques and methods for producing one or more optical arrangements  
Exemplary apparatus for obtaining information for a structure can be provided. For example, first optical fiber arrangement(s) can be provided which transceives at least one first electro-magnetic...
8128271 Light coupling into films  
A light emitting sign including a lightguide having a thickness not greater than 0.5 millimeters. The lightguide having an array of elongated legs extending therefrom, wherein each leg terminates...
8116606 Fiber optic  
A fiber optic includes a plurality of fibers each including a core made of core glass for propagating light and a cladding for covering an outer periphery of the core and made of cladding glass...
8094981 Three color digital gobo system  
A system of digitally controlling light output by producing separate control signals for different colors of light. The light is contained in an optical waveguide, either prior to shaping or after...
8059928 Decohered laser light production system  
A decohered laser light production system is provided. The decohered laser light system comprises a laser source. The system further comprises a multi-mode fiber having an input face, an output...
8007157 Light pipe and light guiding device with same  
An exemplary light pipe includes a main pipe and branch pipes. The main pipe includes a light inputting segment, an end portion, and a light outputting segment between the light inputting segment...
8009949 Fiber bundle head up display  
A fiber bundle head up display includes a bundle of optical fibers. An image source projects a display image onto the fiber bundle. The fiber bundle transfers the display image from its input...
7991260 Light-diffusing safety cap  
A light-diffusing safety cap for use with a light cable that couples an endoscope to a high intensity light source. The light-diffusing safety cap can be detachably or releasably coupled, in lieu...
7986861 Optical fiber connector and endoscope system using the same  
An optical fiber connector has a first ferrule holding an end of a first optical fiber, a first fiber stub connected to the first ferrule, a second ferrule holding an end of a second optical...
7953308 System and method for fiber optic bundle-based illumination for imaging system  
A system and method for fiber optic bundle-based illumination for an imaging system is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a fiber optic bundle...
7942562 Illumination device, in particular for vehicles  
The invention relates to an illumination device, in particular for vehicles. The illumination device comprises at least two semiconductor light sources which emit light with different colours, as...
7935310 Uniform surfaces for hybrid material substrate and methods for making and using same  
Devices, systems and methods of using same where hybrid substrate materials are provided with a substantially uniform surface to provide uniformity of properties, including interaction with their...
7931867 Uniform surfaces for hybrid material substrates and methods for making and using same  
Devices, systems and methods of using same where hybrid substrate materials are provided with a substantially uniform surface to provide uniformity of properties, including interaction with their...
7932035 Uniform surfaces for hybrid material substrates and methods for making and using same  
Devices, systems and methods of using same where hybrid substrate materials are provided with a substantially uniform surface to provide uniformity of properties, including interaction with their...
7892381 Method for forming an optical converter  
A fiber optic faceplate fabricated using a series of stacked ribbon structures. Each ribbon structure comprises optical fiber segments that run from an input edge to an output edge with fixed...
7885498 Optical fiber microscopy launch system and method  
A sample slide, launch system, and method for microscopy having two optical fibers positioned proximate a sample slide with optical fiber mounting elements to deliver EMR to a surface of the...
7869679 Modular imaging system, modules for this system and method implemented using this system  
An imaging device includes an illumination module comprising at least one emitter for emitting at least one excitation beam; a scanning and injection module comprising an image guide, a proximal...
7835786 Methods, systems, and computer program products for optimization of probes for spectroscopic measurement in turbid media  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for optimizing a probe geometry for spectroscopic measurement in a turbid medium are provided. A probe geometry comprising one emitting entity and...